Audits (1 - 10 of 17 items)
GAO Strategic Plan: Serving the Congress and the Nation 2010-2015 (Supersedes GAO-07-1SP)
GAO-10-559SP: Published: Jul 1, 2010. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 2010.
This document supersedes GAO-07-1SP, GAO Strategic Plan, 2007-2012, March 2007. This document presents GAO's strategic plan for serving the Congress for fiscal years 2010 through 2015. In keeping with our commitment to update our plan every 3 years, it describes our proposed goals and strategies for supporting the Congress and the nation as the United States undergoes a period of change, daunting...
Obtaining Services from the U.S. General Accounting Office
153454: Feb 1, 1995
GAO presented a guide on: (1) the GAO mission; (2) how GAO ensures the quality of its work; (3) how GAO communicates the results of its work; and (4) how to obtain GAO services...
Statutory Provisions Relating to GAO: Fiscal Years 1975-1990
OIMC-93-3: Published: Feb 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1993.
GAO published summaries of legislative provisions relating to its functions and duties for fiscal years 1975 to 1990...
The GAO Review, Vol. 19, Issue 4, Fall 1984
125824: Jan 1, 1984
This quarterly publication is prepared primarily for use by the staff of the General Accounting Office. Articles in this issue cover such topics as: program evaluation, the growth of GAO during the Truman administration, government auditing history, the Grace Commission, effective communication, Department of Education evaluation, postal ZIP codes, and legislative developments...
[The Role of the General Accounting Office in Auditing Federal Programs]
119725: Sep 27, 1982
In a speech before a council of educational opportunity associations, GAO discussed its role in auditing Federal programs in general and educational programs in particular. The primary purposes of GAO audits is to: (1) evaluate the efficiency, economy, legality, and effectiveness with which Federal agencies carry out their financial, management, and program responsibilities, and (2) to assist Cong...
The GAO Review, Vol. 16, Issue 3, Summer 1981
116145: Jan 1, 1981
This quarterly publication is prepared primarily for the staff of GAO. Articles in this issue cover a variety of topics including: GAO history, trends in evaluation, GAO regional office programs, lack of controllability in the Federal budget, fraud and abuse in entitlement programs, regional planning in energy-rich States, auditing, reading skills, hazardous waste disposal, sunset laws, cost estim...
The GAO: How Its Activities Affect Federal Regulatory Policy
112005: Feb 22, 1980
The topic of discussion was the work of GAO and how it can influence federal regulatory policies and practices affecting the energy industry. GAO objectives are closely tied to the Congress' needs for information and advice in carrying out its legislative and oversight or review responsibilities. The agency's primary role today is the analysis or audit of federal programs and government corporatio...
Expenditure Analyses by GAO: An Idea Whose Time Had Not Arrived
113816: Jan 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 4, Fall 1980. With the passage of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, Congress acted to involve GAO in expenditure analysis of executive agencies and government corporations. Through section 206 of the Act, Congress hoped to initiate GAO investigations of whether public funds have been efficiently administered and expended. However, G...
The GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 3, Summer 1980
113260: Jan 1, 1980
This quarterly publication is prepared primarily for use by the staff of the General Accounting Office. Articles in this issue cover such topics as: trends in evaluation, a history of the Claims Division, Civil Service career challenges, automobile safety standards, Hispanic Americans, The General Accounting Office Act of 1980, managing electronic data processing resources, working on a Senate sub...
Audits & Social Experiments: A Report Prepared for the U.S. General Accounting Office
PAD-79-1: Published: Oct 1, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1978.
Under contract with GAO, the Social Science Research Council conducted a study on methods and techniques for auditing social experiments. Its report focused on the use of reinterviews and other alternatives for monitoring research quality, the general problem of quality assurance, and the roles which GAO might take in meeting its oversight responsibility.There were not enough instances of the use...